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September 6, 1999
The Baron of the Bronx

Don't think of Fernando Ferrer as the Latino candidate for mayor. Think of him as the one who's overseen the rebirth of New York City's toughest borough.

September 6, 1999
Soul of the New Machine

Building coalitions where none existed, county leader Roberto Ramirez has turned the Bronx into a critical Democratic stronghold.

August 23, 1999
La Dolce Alfonse!

Wait a minute! Al D'Amato lost the election, but now he's got more money, more babes, and more clout than ever? Life really is unfair.

August 9, 1999
Welcome to the Fun House

What happens when you cram 20-odd singles into a Hamptons hideaway and give each of them a queen-size bed? Less than you might think.

August 9, 1999
Hip-Hop Go the Hamptons

Where does a young man from the projects go when his album hits multi-platinum? The Hamptons, of course (by helicopter). Jay-Z talks about life with his new friends.

August 9, 1999
Big Shack Attack

Boom-enriched Manhattanites want to fulfill their manifest destiny with a giant shingle house in the South Fork -- sometimes a scant 100 yards from the chateau next door. With land so scarce, prices are roaring into the eight digits.

August 9, 1999
Blue-Collar Bonanza

If you can wield a hammer, or a shovel, or a wrench, or a vacuum, or carry a tray of drinks, you can get rich working for the summer people in the new Hamptons gold rush -- one plumber has his own private plane.

August 9, 1999
Line in the Sand

People come to the Hamptons to do nothing. These days, they seem to do nothing but wait.

August 9, 1999
The Best of Everything

Let our panel of Hamptonologists -- Chappy, Morty, Shoshanna, and the rest of the gang -- pump up your South Fork I.Q.

August 2, 1999
Prince of the City

His romances, his wedding, his bar exam, his career, were national news. Living here in Manhattan, though, he was anything but a prisoner of his fame (sometimes, he even enjoyed it). Friends, neighbors, and colleagues remember the man they knew.

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